Truck Accidents – Attorneys in Tulsa, OK

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Protecting the rights of truck accident victims is what we do at The Rode Law Firm. We represent personal injury victims of trucking and big rig accidents in Tulsa and surrounding areas. We are dedicated personal injury lawyers who aggressively prosecute our clients’ injury claims.

Sadly, some trucking companies and drivers place monetary interests before safety of the motoring public and do not obey the law.

Truck accidents occur every day on our busy highways for a variety of reasons. Driver negligence, irresponsibility, poor truck maintenance and defective parts play an integral role in causing truck accidents. Most accidents are preventable.

Oklahoma Truck Accident Injuries

Injuries from truck accidents can be severe and long-term. Some common truck accident injuries include:

  • Disc herniation
  • Bulges
  • Protrusions
  • Tears
  • Numbness and pain in arms, hands, legs and feet
  • Nerve root compression
  • Spinal cord impingements
  • Back injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Head trauma
  • Lacerations
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Concussion
  • Closed Head Injury

These injuries can be life changing, requiring surgical intervention, long term rehabilitation, involve loss of income during recovery and some form of permanency.

Compensation for Big Rig Accidents

You deserve full compensation for injuries and damages you have incurred from an Oklahoma big rig accident involving a semi-truck, 18-wheeler or tractor-trailer. These damages include pain and suffering, medical expenses, property damage, loss of income and other out-of-pocket expenses.

As soon as you are able, you should consult The Rode Law Firm, we understand the importance of strategic presentation before a jury with a case involving semi-trucks, 18-wheelers and tractor-trailers. We offer a free consultation to discuss your case. The Rode Law Firm stands apart with over 50 years of combined experience and our exceptional knowledge of personal injury litigation.

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Truck Accident Causes

Often it is the truck driver or the truck itself that is the cause of a trucking accident. Drivers may be fatigued, poorly trained, distracted, or driving drunk / drugged. There are a variety of unsafe moves truck drivers make to cause accidents. The truck may be improperly maintained or incorrectly loaded or have faulty parts from the manufacturer. Additionally, a trucking company may be responsible for the actions of its drivers or the reliability of its trucks.

Truck Accident Injuries

Because of the size and weight of tractor trailers, the injuries they cause in a wreck with a car are likely to be catastrophic and require months or years of physical and financial recovery. A truck accident injury may cause permanent disability or death. Unfortunately, the latest statistics show that the number of injuries in Oklahoma truck accidents is on the rise.

Truck Fatalities

A person in a car or passenger truck, on a motorcycle or walking as a pedestrian is at a terrible disadvantage in a collision with a tractor trailer. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that 3,765 people died in large truck accidents in the United States in 2010. In Oklahoma over the last decade, there has been an average of 100 fatal truck accidents each year, according to the Truck Safety Coalition.

Driver Fatigue

Federal regulations dictate how much time a truck driver can legally spend behind the wheel during a work shift. Even so, driver fatigue is the cause of tens of thousands of injuries and hundreds of deaths in truck accidents each year. Sometimes drivers don’t realize they are fatigued — and sometimes they push themselves when they know they shouldn’t.

Truck Accident Claim

Oklahoma personal injury law gives truck crash victims strict time limits from the date of their injury to file a claim for compensation. It is important to act quickly on your claim because evidence and memories can diminish over time. The Rode Law Firm has helped many truck accident victims recover monetary awards as they put their lives back together.

Accident Facts

Long-distance trucking is a crucial part of American life. Commercial trucks distribute 80 percent of the country’s consumer products. But trucks are involved in more than 500,000 accidents each year and tens of thousands of injuries and deaths.

State Profiles & Regulations

Review some of the regulations that govern the trucking industry in Oklahoma and some of the firms involved in trucking across the Sooner State.

Federal Regulations

Review some of the regulations that govern the trucking industry in America.

FAQs

The truck accident attorneys of Rode Law Firm have more than 50 years of combined experience assisting injured Oklahomans and their families. If you’ve been hurt in an accident involving a tractor trailer, we can help you, too.

News & Articles

Read articles and information regarding truck accidents and trucking accident law in Oklahoma and other jurisdictions.